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The cheerful giver

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    “God loveth a cheerful giver.” We all have something to give, an encouraging word, a helpful hand, and much more. The great well of love is not depleted when these seeds are sown. The great source of all good is infinite. Many people do what they do unwillingly or because someone else said to, so it is done without love and from a very small or limited approach. The cheerful giver loves and feels a sense of abundance. So we should examine the heart and see what it has purposed. Is the basis of action one of scarcity or abundance?


    I used to think before learning Christian Science that I had to give something that cost a lot of money to be a cheerful giver. I needed to feel that I had sacrificed something that I had worked hard for. That was the human sense of giving.

    Now I know even a smile or a kind word is being a cheerful giver if it is done with a pure motive and the love of God behind it. It is not the outward appearance, but what is in the heart.

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